I had to kind of laugh when I came up with the name for this crochet basket. It is really derived from the fact that people on my Facebook page were posting so many ideas that they had for its use.
That, plus it being a super busy time of year I’m not sure I have the brain capacity to think of a brilliant name although in the end I think this is kind of brilliant! LOL
I had so much fun filling it with different items in my home for this post but I’m only posting a few of the ideas people posted. Other brilliant suggested uses: diaper basket, lego basket, a toiletry basket, snack basket, and holiday gifts!
If you’re reading this and have more ideas for how you could use this basket be sure to let us know in the comments below everyone always has such great ideas.
Who can make this?
If you are a beginner and are used to working different stitches in one project I think that this basket will be fine for you to make.
The base of the basket is made out of continuous rounds of single crochet which increase at each round. So, if you have ever made a basic crochet hat then you will be used to this technique and the base will be very easy for you.
The special stitch is made with a double crochet and a chain stitch so if you’re familiar with those stitches I think it’s worth giving this a try.
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- Skill Level is Easy
- Skills Needed, single crochet, double crochet, chain stitch and slip stitch.
- Basket measures 30” x 14” (side measures 10 inches in height when folded over)
- Any yarn can be used for this basket just be sure to substitute the corresponding hook size which will of course change the size of your basket.
- If you want a stiffer basket go down a hook size. Remember, this will make your basket slightly smaller.
- Uses #5 Chunky Yarn – I used Bernat Maker Home Dec
- Pattern written in Standard American Terms.
Best yarn for this pattern
If you are going to be using this crochet basket every day for items that you will be using multiple times a day I would highly recommend using a cotton or a cotton blend yarn that washes and wears well.
If you are going to be using it for special occasions or maybe just to decorate around the house then I think it would be fine to use an acrylic or a wool yarn that may not wash up as well, as the basket will most likely only be handled occasionally therefore, less wear and tear.
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Substituting yarn for this crochet pattern is super easy because we do not need to worry about the fit or the exact size of the final measurements so, you can really use any size yarn you’d like.
Of course it is a big project so using a worsted weight will take you quite a long time but perhaps the answer is to double up and work two strands of the worsted weight yarn together so that you can continue to use the large hook.
Keep in mind as well this is a soft sided basket so you want to keep your hook size fairly close to the recommended size on the yarn. If you go too big your basket may become too floppy if you go smaller than you’ll end up with a firmer basket which could be exactly what you need depending on what you’re using it for.
Recommended Substitute Bulky Yarns
Brava Bulky 100% acrylic yarn, machine washable, tumble dry low. Perfect for hats that are going to get a lot of wear.
Mighty Stitch 20% Superwash Wool and 80% Acrylic, this yarn is perfect for hats, scarves, and blankets, too!
Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky is the ultimate easy care wool, so you can enjoy all of the warmth, structure, and durability of wool with the convenience of quick bulky projects that are also machine washable.
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Free Crochet Basket Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rnd – round
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- rpt – repeat
Not required in this design
- 6.50 mm hook
- 300 grams Bernat Maker Home Dec
- Yarn Needle
Basket 30” x 14” (side measures 10 inches in height when folded and in use)
Note: This is a soft basket – if you want to make it stiffer you can use a smaller crochet hook. This will result in a smaller sized basket.
Rounds 1 thru 12 of the baskets will be worked in continuous rounds without joining.
Use a marker in first stitch of each round to indicate the beginning of each round for easier counting. After round 12 the base of the basket will measure approximately 11”.
Note: The bottom of the basket may be a bit wavy after round 12. This is normal.
Using 6.5 mm hook ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd st from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around. (16)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in first st *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* rpt from * to * till end of round. (24)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (32)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in first 3 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (40)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in first 4 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (48)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in first 5 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round.(56)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in first 6 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (64)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in first 7 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (72)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in first 8 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 8 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (80)
Rnd 11: 1 sc in first 9 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round.(88)
Rnd 12: 1 sc in first 10 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 10 sts* rpt from * to * till end of round. (96) Join with slst. Ch 3, turn.
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When working in the stitch under ch 1 space be sure to work around/over the ch 1 space not behind or through it.
Rnd 13: Chain 3 of previous rnd counts as first (dc, ch1). Skip 1st st, *dc in next, ch 1 and skip next st* rpt from *to* till end of rnd. Join with slst to the ch 3. Ch 1, turn (96)
Rnd 14: Dc in 1st skipped st under ch space, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in skipped st under ch space, ch 1 skip next st* rpt from *to* till end of rnd. Join with slst to ch 1. Ch, 1 turn (96)
Note: If you want to make your basket shorter or taller repeat round 14 below more or less times to achieve the desired size.
Repeat round 14 until basket textured rounds measure 14” measuring flat from Botton to top. Then continue below without fastening off.
The finishing round will close the ‘holes’ that remain from the last round.
Finishing Round: Dc in skipped stitch under ch space, sc in chain space (dc in skipped st under ch space, sc in each ch 1 space) rpt () till end of rnd. (96)
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